“At Play” by Marie-Claude Poulin, Martin Kusch, kondition pluriel

  • ©, Marie-Claude Poulin, Martin Kusch, and kondition pluriel, At Play
  • Photo from konditionpluriel.org


    At Play

Artist(s) and People Involved:



Artist Statement:

    At Play is a responsive audio-visual environment that invites visitors to make stacking combinations with plastic storage bins to build the architectural landscape of the installation. Miniature versions of containers that carry goods to world markets, these everyday objects are playfully moved around by visitors to the exhibition like pieces of an interactive puzzle.

    Resonance chambers, light sources and dynamic projection surfaces all at the same time, the boxes are integrated into a pattern recognition system that matches each sculptural composition with a particular visual and sonic atmosphere. The projected images and sound ambiances embed the visitors in fictional worlds in which they become the actors.

    The grey material of the objects, fused with the lighting of the projected 3D imagery, comes to life through multiple trompe-l’œil nuances. The acoustic universe takes its source from the immediate environment of the installation, and both image and sound undergo a series of transformations in real time that imbues the grey boxes with a mysterious expressive power that has political undertones.